If you are interested in donating a kidney, there is a simple way to determine if you are eligible to become a donor. Visit the National Kidney Registry’s donor screen page and enter your name, phone number and email. You will receive an email with a link to a medical screening questionnaire to start the … Read More
Information for Donors
Learn more about life after kidney donation, including what to expect after donation, helpful tips and resources, information on recovery, answers to common questions about kidney donation and more.
There are approximately 100,000 people in the United States waiting for a kidney, and many more living kidney donors are needed to give kidney patients a chance to receive a life-saving kidney transplant. If you are considering becoming a living kidney donor, you may be wondering whether kidney donation is safe, or if there are … Read More
More than 90,000 people are in need of a kidney transplant, yet every year only about 6,000 people donate one of their kidneys. A kidney donation chain is a way of maximizing the number of kidney patients who receive a living donor kidney, while ensuring that all kidney recipients receive a donor kidney that is … Read More
On March 1, 2017, EJ Tamez became a living kidney donor when he donated a kidney to his younger brother, Luis Tamez. EJ has become a passionate advocate for living kidney donation, and is now Head Donor Search Expert Coach to the National Kidney Registry to help people with kidney failure find a living kidney … Read More
It’s one of the most frustrating and discouraging situations in kidney donation: A donor is medically healthy and eager to donate a kidney to someone facing kidney failure, but testing determines that the donor is not a match with the recipient. When faced with this scenario, kidney patients used to have to keep looking for … Read More
If you are considering becoming a living kidney donor, you may have questions such as: Will I be able to live a normal life after donating a kidney? Will donating a kidney affect my athletic performance? Will I need to change my diet or lifestyle after donating a kidney? Is there anything I won’t be … Read More